How to set up Gmail email alerts on a H-Series NVR

This Guide will give you step by step instructions on how to setup email alerts using Gmail account and an H-series NVR


If you would like to receive E-mail alerts whenever an event has occurred, we recommend using a Gmail account. It’s free, secure, and easy to configure.


Step 1: Log into Gmail with your user name and password, then click on your account icon in the top right. Our account has been customized with the Nelly’s "N".  Yours might have a default user icon.


Step 2: Click on the "My Account" button


Step 3: Then click on "Sign-in & Security" on the left


Step 4: 2-Step Verification: Turn on 2 Step Verification if it's not enabled, otherwise the setting you need to enable will not be displayed.




Step 5: Now there should be an option for "App passwords" underneath 2-Step Verification. Select this option, Select App and choose "custom" and name it NVR/DVR and it will generate an app password that you will need to save for later.


Step 6: Use the Local Ip address of your NVR and type it into a web browser. On the log in screen use your user credentials and log in.


Step 7: Click Configuration -->Network -->Advanced Settings. Once you are on the Email tab enter the information as show Below.

Username: Full Gmail email address (ex.

Password: Generated App Password

SMTP Server:

SMTP Port: 587 - Check the TLS/SSL box

Snapshot Interval: Check the box to attach a snapshot to the email when an event has occurred

Sender: NVR

Sender's Address: Full Gmail email address

Select Recipient: Here you can choose to send to multiple people

Recipient: The name of the person receiving the email alerts

Recipient Address: Full Gmail email address of the person that will receive the email alerts

Schedule: Whenever you want the emails to send. By default they are set to send all day every day if they are triggered.

Be sure to click SAVE


Step 8: To receive Email Alerts via Motion Detection be sure you have "Send Email" Checked under 'Linkage Method'

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